Rambling About Captain America The First Avenger With Spoilers (2011)

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So, I didn’t know much about Captain America before watching this film. I was shocked to say the least, but it actually really made me respect Steve Rogers for the man that he was even more.

Steve Rogers was a weakling with a lot of different health problems, but he was very patriotic. He knew that he wanted to fight for his country no matter what, and when he was given the chance to fight for his country with the super-soldier experiment, he takes it. Even when the experiment was extremely painful, he still wanted to take it because he knew that he would be helping America. To think that a guy in his late teens to early twenties would already be this dedicated to his country is crazy! He was so resilient and determined that he would let no one get in his way of doing his part. He hated watching war clips before films because people would always be rude, wondering why the clips had to be shown for so long. Steve knew who and what he was fighting for. He was even willing to sacrifice himself by falling on a grenade and taking the explosion to save his fellow soldiers, as he viewed himself as being expendable before the experiment.

Then after the experiment, he was extremely strong. Right after receiving these rays, a man murders one of the scientists. Steve chases the man, and this shows off his true powers. My favorite part about this scene was when the man threw the kid into the water and Steve was about to jump in to save the kid, but then the kid could swim and told Steve to catch the murderer. The murderer is captured but kills himself so he won’t reveal any information, and the super-soldier formula is permanently lost. No one would be able to create anyone else like Captain America.

Then comes the dumb part of the movie. If you have literally created this super-soldier that you know you can never create again, why would you want to keep him in hiding and use him for fake plays? Why not just use a real bodybuilder and use your supersoldier on the battlefield? No one knows how long Rogers will survive after the experiment, so the government should have been using him as much as possible for as long as they had him to win the war. But no, he turns into “Captain America” who does dumb comedy skits and films to make American citizens more patriotic. It’s honestly ridiculous and so unrealistic.

After that, Steve gets back into the action and things go back to the way that they should be. He goes to save his friend Bucky whose unit was reported as Missing In Action and leads them in a battle against the Red Skull and other Hydra bases. This movie has a lot of war action scenes, but they are all done very well. I felt like I was really seeing scenes from WWII. No bright colors on the battlefield, everything was dull, which made Red Skull’s ugly face really stand out in the midst of it all. His face and Steve’s blue uniform.

When I started this film, I didn’t realize that Red Skull was the one on the mountain in Infinity War. I thought it was just an ugly skeleton that had been there for thousands of years. In this movie, you see exactly how Red Skull came to be on the mountain. In his fight with Captain America, he grabs the Tesseract. It beams him into space, and then the Tesseract is burned through the plane. So that means that Red Skull had actually only been on the mountain of this planet for around 60-70 years at the start of Infinity War and that he is around the same age as Bucky and Steve. The only difference is that he is basically a red skeleton at this point, whereas Bucky and Steve have just stopped aging.

Steve lands his plane into the Arctic so that the weapons on board aren’t detonated, which would kill many people. It was sad watching Agent Carter talk to him through transmissions, as he basically says goodbye to the love of his life. I wish that she had been a part of some sort of immortal experiment as well so that she would be able to stay with Steve! It’s so weird that Steve has some sort of relationship with her grand-niece…..immortal Agent Carter would have been better.

Overall, this wasn’t my favorite Marvel film in the MCU, but it did have an interesting plot! I respect Steve Rogers/Captain America so much more after seeing his backstory, and I hope that the next Captain America movies really teach me more about him.

Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Rambling About Thor With Spoilers! (2011)

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To be honest, I don’t remember hearing about this movie when it came out? But then again, I wasn’t watching much TV back in 2011 and none of my friends were going to see it, so that could have been a very good reason why. The Thor movie that I did hear a bit about was The Dark World or Thor 2, and I heard about it because I was playing Super Hero Squad Online or Hero up. Ah, the good old days. I messed around with my friends and explored every inch of virtual Asgard, but I never watched the films. I got to know the heroes as their virtual characters and not as their full stories, which I think affected my view of this movie a bit. I was used to seeing Thor as an all-powerful hero, but in this movie, he really isn’t.

Thor is like a teenager going through a phase where he thinks that he is smarter than his parents. He is supposed to be like in Asgardian 20s, but my God he’s pretty dumb. I started the movie hoping to see a massive god-hero who knows all and is fighting for his land. I ended the film feeling like I had watched a teen grow up into some kind of an adult, mid-teen rebellious phase and all. This wasn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it wasn’t the Thor that I originally expected. I know he grows as the film series goes on, but this was definitely a different start.

Literally, he starts a war for his people. Completely unnecessarily too! He had no reason to go to the Frost Giant’s land after his father told him to leave it alone, but he goes there. Apparently, he takes it as a personal offense that the Frost Giants tried to take the Casket during his coronation/ascension to the throne. He would have died if it wasn’t for his father, and saving him did not stop the war from being started. Then, when his dad banishes him, he has the audacity to be upset that he’s being punished! Like, none of this would have even happened if it wasn’t for you being impatient about your coronation. You have your whole life ahead of you to rule, but you are so upset that it is being put off a few days that you decide to go murder some Frost Giants and start a war. This makes no sense to me.

Then, the evil Loki plot truly kicks in. To be honest, I have gotten pretty far into the MCU series. I’ve even seen the second Thor film now! But I don’t know wtf Loki is trying to do. Like, ok, you are an illegitimate son. Actually, you were never Odin’s son. But he literally saved your life and raised you as a prince, like, there are worse ways to be “saved” dude. But he’s just jealous because he can’t be king. This movie doesn’t even show why he would want to be king. He’s just evil to be evil because he’s a Frost Giant disguised as a human.

That leads me to the next point, why are Thor and Loki even fighting to be king so much? King comes with a lot of responsibilities, Thor and Loki get to hang out with their friends in a castle all day. They have access to go anywhere in the Nine Realms through the magic rainbow warp system, and they have fun sparring with each other. Why be king and taken on responsibility when you already have this amazing life?

Then, there is the side story of the scientists on Earth, Jane, Darcy, and Erik Selvig. Jane was one of my favorite characters in this movie. She was serious about her work and wouldn’t even let the government, aka SHIELD, get in the way of her findings. Thor landing on Earth just gave her a person willing to help her get her stuff back, as he wanted to get his hammer. Of course, there was some romance, but it wasn’t that bad. I liked that they fit each other, both stubborn to the slight point of stupidity sometimes.

I also liked how the movie ended. Loki isn’t dead, which is shown in the post-credits scene, but it did give the audience and Thor some semblance of closure when he fell off the rainbow bridge. I still don’t really get what he was going for, but it’s fine. Hopefully, Thor and Loki will sit and have a heart-to-heart in Thor 3 and I can figure out exactly what I missed.

I would recommend this film to anyone looking for a new action-adventure superhero movie.

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.

Supergirl Season 3 Episode 4 Review

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Supergirl has to try to take down herself this episode.

A cult has sprung up in her name, with the people whom she has saved in the past worshiping her. At first, Kara was simply upset that someone was worshiping her instead of her true God, Rao. But soon she realizes that this cult is dangerous, as people are putting themselves into danger in order to become closer to her, because she will come to save them. When the leader of this cult decides to plant a bomb under a stadium, in order for Supergirl to come save them, she is unsure of whether or not she will be able to. It becomes even more dangerous for her when she cannot even destroy the alien bomb because it contains Kryptonite.

Ruby and her mother Samantha are having issues, as Samantha’s new job is taking away most of her time, and Ruby wants her mother to hear her practice for her talent show. Sam thinks that her having to put her daughter on the sideline makes her a poor mother, but Lena quickly makes her realize that she is doing what is best for her and her daughter.

Alex is still struggling with the fact that Maggie does not want children while she desperately wants one, and the talent show with Ruby seems to break her. She is not sure whether or not she can marry someone who is adamant against having children.

This episode was amazing as usual. I often hate cults in TV, but this episode seemed to tackle them in a more respectful way. Supergirl was happy that she could change the lives of these people by saving them, but she was more angry that her God Rao was being tarnished by the people worshiping her instead. Alex’s emotional battle over having kids is showing what can really happen in a relationship when people have different thoughts about an issue, and so I appreciate Supergirl for showing this side of love. This episode was simply everything that I could have hoped for it to be.

Overall Rating: 6/5

Supergirl Season 3 Episode 2 Review

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Supergirl must battle Psi, a villian who can make you see your worst fears. This is something even Supergirl struggles to fight, especially as she is still working on getting over the fear of what happened to Mon-El after she sent him off.

Lena and James are butting heads, as Lena wants to be involved in the running of CatCo, and James wants to be completely in charge as he has been since Cat left.

Ruby and her mother Samantha struggle as her mother has just received a new job and Ruby gets into a fight with a girl at school about whether or not her mom  has superpowers. When Ruby puts herself into danger, it is up to Samantha to save her again.

I enjoyed this episode a lot more than the season premiere. This episode truly showed how fear and anxiety can affect anyone, including superheroes. My favorite part of this show was when Samantha saved her daughter, even though we still do not know what causes her superpowers. Ruby made me a bit angry in this episode, as she purposefully put herself into trouble in order to be “saved” by her mother. This would be fine if she was supposed to be like 5-9 year old. However, the actress is 13, and looks to be at least 12 if not older. SO this just seems like a middle schooler  having a very immature temper tantrum. This did not taint the episode for me, as I still enjoyed the storyline very much, but it was worth mentioning.

Overall Rating: 4.5/5